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Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. His business interests include a diverse range of industries from manufacturing to property to technology. As a technology commentator he has a broad presence both in the traditional media and extensively online. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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2 responses to “Standards – The Opposing View”

  1. josempelaez

    Ben, I lean towards Eric’s views on this matter.

    Experience teaches us that sw std processes driven by consensus from scratch have consistently been failing (POSIX, CORBA, WS-I…)

    Innovation requires agility, trial, error, competition…

    Picking up best open and fair license technologies has worked fine so far for standardization (S360, Ethernet, W3C,PC, Java…)

    SMEs can use other SME third party services to ensure interoperability if they don’t want to wait for tech consolidation.

  2. Geva Perry

    I’ve written about this topic in Beware of Premature Elaboration (of Cloud Standards)

    http://gevaperry.typepad.com/main/2009/02/beware-of-premature-elaboration-of-cloud-standards.html